By TLex Paying tribute to the pioneering days of diving, when dive watches offered little other additional functions other than displaying the time of day and your dive-time.
The new Ocean One Vintage from Steinhart boasts a number of retro styling features that give it plenty of charm and charisma.
Its a new 42mm x 16mm Stainless steel case has 300m of water-resistance. It has a finely brushed finish with polished beveled sides as well as a large old school style crown the juts out from its side.
Then there're its golden hands and its dark grey dial that've been applied with 'old radium' vintage lume.
Its highly domed Sapphire crystal with its double anti-reflection treatment on its inside beautifully recalls the acrylic crystals of the 50s.
Its unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a its large 50s style red triangular 12 hour marker the finishing retro touch.
But its not all old school, the new Ocean One Vintage from Steinhart is the first model in their collection to feature their new Swiss Made automatic ST.5. caliber.
The 25 jewel ST.5 boasts a decorated, skeletonized gold-plated rotor and anthracite galvanized bridges in a cube-design. Features include; shock protection with a geometrically shaped, rotating spring.
The watch is available for pre-order HERE priced 387euro (ex-VAT) with shipping not before the end of January 2014. A fantastic looking watch with a modest price tag - I want one!